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Willy teaches his children to prioritize the wrong morals and principles For example when Willy is giving his opinion about Bernard and he states Bernard can get the best marks in school y understand but when he gets out in the business world y understand you are going to be five times ahead of him Miller 1881 This counsel that Willy is giving his son in this statement is completely wrong and unrealistic Willy is telling his children that in the end hard work and perseverance are not going to get them anywhere Willy is misleading his boys making them think that you can slide by in life by being charming and good looking What is sad is that Willy has failed in life yet he still chooses to bring his children down the same path In his work Lives in Limbo John Lahr states about Willys sons In their ruthless quest to rob others of their power the boys act out the message they learned at their fathers knee 96 There is one part in the story where Willy tells Bernard to give Biff the answers to math test this an example of Willy teaching Biff to rob people of their power Willy is teaching his boys to think that because you have the good looks and the popularity you are allowed to step on people to get where you need to It is very unfortunate that later on in life Biff had to see by his own experiences that his father was very wrong Willy states that his sons would be five times ahead of Bernard but what really happened is that they became five or ten steps behind Bernard The best marks in school were insignificance for Willy For instance when Happy is at the restaurant and he is talking to the girl and he says Do that will you honey Well be here for a while Biff is one of
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